New Mexico’s governor signed a law that would allow courts to order the temporary seizure of firearms from individuals deemed to be a danger to themselves or others. The law will allow law enforcement officers to petition a court to order the temporary seizure of firearms from an at risk individual if they can provide evidence that the individual presents a danger to themselves or others.
San Francisco declared a local emergency over the coronavirus on Tuesday, despite having no cases. The city said it made the move to boost its coronavirus preparedness and raise public awareness of risks. Earlier on Tuesday, the CDC recommended preparations for community spread after infections surfaced in several more countries.
An off-duty deputy of a Florida sheriff shot and wounded a man who reportedly broke into her house with an ax. The deputy, who was at home with her children on Tuesday night, heard the man trying to break through the door using the ax.
In an early morning tweet, President Trump said that he will hold a news conference Wednesday evening to address his administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. Trump continued to blame the media and Democrats for overstating the danger of the disease. Trump accused MSNBC and CNN of ’doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus (sic) look as bad as possible’.
A transgender woman was shot dead in what is being seen as a possible hate crime, in Puerto Rico. The woman, named Neulisa Luciano Ruiz, who also went by the name of Alexa, was found dead in Toa Baja. Videos and photos of the victim have subsequently gone viral on social media.
A 3-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Justice Department can refuse to give crime-fighting money to cities and states that consider themselves immigration sanctuaries. They ruled against 7 states — CT, RI, MA, NJ, NY, VA and WA — and NYCity. Appeals courts in other districts have ruled in favor of the states; the Supreme Court needs to adjudicate.
The deportation of a woman from California, to Mexico, could reportedly lead to her children being sent to foster homes, as per reports. The woman, named Costa Mesa, who is an unauthorized immigrant, turned herself in to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. It is now feared that her four US born children will be separated and sent to different foster homes.
The United States military reported on Tuesday that a US military soldier who was stationed in South Korea has tested positive for coronavirus. The soldier is currently in self-quarantine off the base, and is the first US service member to be infected by the disease, which traces its epicenter to Wuhan in China.
A lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against seven towns of Texas on Tuesday. The seven towns which have been named in the lawsuit have passed local laws banning abortion. The ordinances passed by the towns claim to ban abortions, and while none of these towns have abortion clinics, regulations state that such facilities can not be opened.
An 18 year old woman named Megan Boswell, who is the mother of missing toddler Evelyn Boswell, was arrested on charges related to the case, in Tennessee. The case of the missing 15 month girl is full of inaccuracies and conflicting information, authorities have reported.
A woman in Florida was arrested by authorities after she reportedly zipped her boyfriend shut in a suitcase. The boyfriend consequently died. It is also being alleged that the woman recorded his repeated cries for help and left him locked inside till he died.
The remains of an injured climber were recovered by search and rescue teams 9,400 feet up on Mount Hood in Oregon, officials reported. The office of the Clackamas Sheriff received a call over reports that a ’fallen subject’ had been encountered by a climber.
Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a refinery fire Tuesday night in the city of Carson. As per reports, massive flames could be seen burning from the Marathon Petroleum Corporation located 13 miles (21 kilometers) south of downtown Los Angeles. The fire forced the closure of nearby freeways for approximately 30 minutes.
A nine-year-old girl kicked and bit her mother to stop her from strangling her baby sister. The woman, Ailenys Carmenate, 31, later tried to kill the girl and her 12-year-old brother inside their Hialeah home, South Florida, but they survived. Family members said that Carmenate suffered from postpartum depression. She faces a slew of charges including premeditated attempted murder and child abuse.
Suspect is alleged to have stated ’It’s because you’re white and I hate white people,’ when asked why she attacked a woman at a North Portland bus stop. Kalinle was arrested and later indicted on multiple criminal counts, including a first-degree bias crime, fourth-degree assault and interfering with public transportation.
The heiress to the Hot Pockets microwavable snack fortune was sentenced to five months in prison for her part in the college admissions scandal. Michelle Janavs also faces two years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The sentence comes after Janavs pleaded guilty in October 2019 to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud.
Video was posted of an Orlando police officer handcuffing and arresting a 6-year-old girl for kicking and punching teachers at her charter school. She sobbed and pleaded not to be arrested. She was charged with battery. The officer involved has been fired for not following procedure.
Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University reports that at least 5 people had been killed and 11 others, including a 4-year-old boy, had been wounded by agents of Homeland Security Investigations, a division of ICE but no one has been charged. ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility reviews all agent-involved shootings; the investigations have not been made public.
An Arkansas man is in police custody after allegedly attempting to blow up a vehicle at the Pentagon. Matthew Richardson, 19, was caught by a Pentagon police officer on Monday while he allegedly tried to blow up the car in a parking lot of the building. The officer claimed Richardson was standing next to a vehicle, attempting to ignite a piece of fabric that was inserted into the gas tank.